"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

April 26, 2008

Bits and Pieces for the Week of April 20 - 26

Although this surveillance tool is really cool, it will need to be strongly regulated by laws and the courts in order to prevent misuse and abuse by Big Brother. (Mike)

More food crisis. "The global rice panic has come to south Sacramento. As word of food riots and export shutdowns in Asia reached California in recent weeks, worried shoppers have been buying up hundreds of pounds of rice at a time from the Asian supermarkets that line Stockton Boulevard, looking for security against rising prices." Not good folks! (7 of 6)

Helen Thomas stands alone among White House reporters. (7 of 6)

Wow. This is terrible news in light of the worldwide ballooning food crisis: "Rye flour stocks have been depleted in the United States, and by June or July there will be no more U.S. rye flour to purchase, said Lee Sanders, senior vice president for government relations and public affairs at the American Bakers Association." The article also points out that wheat flour stocks have also declined by 2/3. (Mike)

Finally, an electric car is coming! (Mike)

A sad day for long-time NBA fans. (Mike)

What we spend in THREE DAYS in Iraq would solve this worldwide crisis. (Mike)

Beware of the penis shrinkers (Mike)

Striking images depicting the waste and excess consumption of certain products. (Mike)

Forget the prime-sub mortgage crisis. The Alt-A crisis is starting and is going to be much worse as these types of loans start adjusting interest rates up this year. And Fannie and Freddie will soon be running into bigger problems. (Mike)

You know, there's one way (not yet mentioned) that Hillary Clinton can win the Democratic nomination: if Barack Obama dies or is seriously injured before the convention. I know it's one of those unthinkable possibilities, and yet in 2004 it was an unthinkable possibility that Bush could win steal a second election. So, the first conspiracy question of the day is, does Hillary know something we don't? (Mike)

By far the coolest campaign video to date. (Mike)

Besides Obama, Rev. Wright has helped the Clintons, too. (Mike)

Try and hide in Paraguay bu$h!! "Six decades of single-party rule in Paraguay came to an end..." Left leaning, Fernando Lugo, won on a platform of change and "promise to help the poor". "He has also called for the renegotiation of Paraguay's hydroelectricity agreements with Brazil and Argentina, saying Paraguay, a landlocked country plagued by poverty, is losing money." Bad news for the bu$h/cheney carpet baggers! (7 of 6)

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